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Eve And The Apple Essay

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No one completely understands the ways of God. Many of us can come up withour own opinions, and justify his ways in our own minds, just as Milton did in ParadiseLost. Just as Adam and Eve, we all are gifted with free will and the responsibility ofmaking important decisions and choices in our life, which will determine our future. Butwe may well ask ourselves today, of what use would this free will be to us if we did notknow good from evil? When Eve ate the apple in the Garden of Eden she had twodifferent voices telling her what to do. God had said that Adam and Eve may eat anyfruit from any of the trees in the Garden of Eden except for the tree that contains theknowledge of good and evil. Satan (disguised as a serpent) told Eve that she would notdie from eating that fruit, that her eyes would be opened, knowing both good and evil.But at the time Eve made her decision, she did not have the knowledge of good and evil.Eve did not know the serpent could be Satan incarnate, nor did she know that her desireto become a goddess would be a sin.The main reason Eve eats the apple is because she wants to become a Goddess.The serpent said that he was a beast and after eating the fruit from the tree of knowledgeof good and evil he became more human like. Eve was enticed by the words of theserpent who said that 'If the fruit makes a serpent like a man, it should make men likegods.' (Line 710: 'That ye should be as Gods, since I as man, Internal Man, isbut proportion meet; I, of brute, human; ye, of human, Gods.)Other arguments that the serpent used to manipulate Eve included; 1,) You shallnot die, look at me, I have touched and tasted and I have not died. 2,) Should man not beallowed a fruit that a beast has? 3,) How can God's tree give knowledge out against hiswill, if he already knows all?Eve also states that by God forbidding the fruit he made it more desirable. Whilecontemplating whether or not to eat the fruit, Eve wonders, why the beast did not dieafter eating the fruit? Why should such intellectual...

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